This ‘Game of Thrones’ Theory Explains the Alarming Reason Varys Took Off His Ring

Wait…this could majorly impact the finale.

  • A new theory speculates there’s a very specific reason Varys took off his ring during Sunday’s Game of Thrones.
  • FYI, spoilers are ahead. If you haven’t watched the episode, save yourself!

So much happened during Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones that my brain is genuinely having a hard time processing everything. But now that the dust (er, ash) has settled, I have some questions. Actually, just one question: Why did Varys take off his ring and hide it right before being executed?

Like, sure, maybe our man Varys didn’t want to be wearing a pinkie ring (only one step up from a toe ring) in his final moments of life. But Buzzfeed came up with a truly excellent theory about why Varys ditched his jewellery, and it relates directly to a previous theory that he was trying to poison Daenerys.

Credit: HBO

You can read about the ins and outs of that theory over this way, but assuming Varys *was* trying to poison Dany, his ring could be the way he was doing so. Sounds weird, but Game of Thrones has a history of using jewellery as poison. In fact, Olenna used a poisoned stone from Sansa’s necklace to kill Joffrey. Here’s a delightful GIF!


If Varys was using his ring to poison Dany, it was made abundantly clear that the ring is still lying around his room, ready and waiting to potentially be used in Game of Thrones final episode. Which begs the question: Is someone gonna use that ring to kill Dany next week?

This post was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com

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